Ever wonder what a social media manager does? With over 2.3 million social media users in the world, the social media team at BG Digital Group works around the clock to reach as many of those as we can for our clients. It is a tough job, but filled with dynamic experiences, events, and content.
Parker Honda of Morehead City, North Carolina, has many things to celebrate and reason to be proud – 70 years of comfortable car buying service, winning the prestigious President’s award for a total of nine years, and experiencing one of their best years in 2016. From website maintenance and email marketing, to social media and digital marketing, BG Digital Group is honored to have been a part of making this happen with our award-winning services. Parker Honda is one our many full-service clients in which we are privileged to manage their advertising needs. Each client is unique in their advertising musts and car dealership marketing is no exception.
In this industry, it’s imperative that we always stay on top of ourselves and challenge each other. That’s why we strive to stay constantly taking in information and inspiration, through books, podcasts, and even television and movies, so that we are ever growing and learning in both our personal and professional lives.
Here’s what we’ve been reading, watching, and listening to:
In a world full of emerging technology and reliance on social media, it’s hard to keep up with what’s going on and pull your business’s marketing plan to the forefront of the competitive market. In fact, it’s interesting to see how technology evolves, or goes back to the basics, as time goes on. Here’s a few ways we see marketing continuing to evolve in the B2B community:
Recently, our digital marketing team at BG Digital Group had an exciting opportunity to attend an American Marketing Association event in Raleigh, NC. They say the early bird gets the worm and that rang true as our 5am crew downed copious amount of coffee on the drive to hear Meredith Oliver of Meredith Communications discuss the best practices of SEO and website design.
My how time flies.
We’ve seen the growth of visual content in the past years. The proof is there – Snapchat and Instagram are the fastest growing social media platforms. Audiences young and old are gravitating toward picture and video, and influencer marketing is helping brands reach their audiences in a more natural way.
For years, our industry has seen a push toward mobility. As users rely more heavily on mobile devices, businesses have been urged to create mobile-friendly, responsive websites. Now, in a sense, businesses are being forced to make this change. Google is updating its search algorithm and if you’re interested in having your website rank, you’ll want to pay attention.
Whether we are ready or not, the holiday season is officially here. The last couple months of the year are filled with family gatherings, great food, traditions, and lots of spending. So much spending, in fact that the National Retail Federation forecasts a 3.6 percent increase in retail sales in November and December of 2016, and online sales are predicted to rise between 7 and 10 percent over last year.